Iona N. Kaiser

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Offices Houston
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Iona is a partner in the Vorys Houston office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group.  She is a registered patent attorney, with a practice focused on patent preparation and procurement and intellectual property counseling.  Iona has experience with reexamination and other post-grant procedures such as Inter Partes Review as well as with the preparation of legal opinions on issues of infringement, validity and enforceability. Iona also has significant experience in the chemical arts and commodity chemical and oilfield services industries.  

As part of the Vorys online seller enforcement team, Iona counsels businesses on issues related to e-commerce and online brand protection, combatting illegal online sales and development legal claims against unauthorized online sellers.

Iona began her career as a process control engineer working with Hoechst Celanese after graduating from Virginia Tech University with a degree in chemical engineering. Iona began her practice of law with a mixture of patent litigation and patent prosecution.  Iona’s representation of clients includes drafting and reviewing hundreds of original applications, client counseling, direction of foreign filings and management of worldwide prosecution.

During her career, Iona has written and prosecuted patents across the spectrum of the chemical arts including oilfield service applications relating to drilling, stimulation, completion, and servicing fluids; alternative fuel systems; cellulose modifications; medicine devices and compositions; and personal electronic devices.  She has successfully argued appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and before reexamination examiners.  Prior to joining Vorys, Iona was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery.

Iona is a member of the Texas State Bar, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA), The National Associate of Women Lawyers (NAWL), and Texas Bar Association (TBA).

Iona received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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